Colombian police seize significant amount of cocaine in raid

FUSAGASUGA, COLOMBIA (NBC) - Police in Colombia confiscated more than 2,500 pounds of cocaine in a raid on a private house Saturday.

The bust took place in a town south of the capital, Bogota.

Police broke the locks of the unassuming home in a quiet neighborhood, where they found neatly stacked boxes full of wrapped bricks of cocaine.

The head of Colombia’s anti-narcotics police force said the drugs were found thanks to a “collaborative investigation” with local residents.

The stash of drugs contained more than 1,100 individually wrapped bricks – each containing a kilogram of cocaine.

Police said the drugs had a street value of about $15,000 in the United States – and much more in Europe, Australia or Asia.